Dynamics and Controls

Simulation image of an optimized aircraft.

Streamlining aircraft

Joaquim Martins pioneers high-fidelity simulations that bring together multiple disciplines. Recently incorporated into NASA’s open-source software, and being considered for adoption by aircraft manufacturers, the approach has the potential to change the game in aircraft design and other engineering systems.|Long Read
Demosthenis Teneketzis

Faculty, students pay tribute to Prof. Demos Teneketzis’ remarkable career

Known for his impeccable scholarship and compassionate mentorship, Prof. Teneketzis, an expert in stochastic control, decentralized information systems, networks, and discrete event systems, retired after 35 years of service to the department. |Long Read

Jing Sun Elected IFAC Fellow

Jing Sun, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Department Chair, has been elected a Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC). |Short Read

New research for the future of sustainable power and energy

Take a look at some of the exciting new projects that will help define the next evolution of sustainable power and energy. |Short Read
Portrait of Anthony Waas

Embracing changing landscapes: autonomy, space exploration and diversity

A Q&A with Anthony Waas, the new Richard A. Auhll Department Chair of Aerospace Engineering and Felix Pawlowski Collegiate Chair at the University of Michigan.|Medium Read
Xiang Yin

Xiang Yin receives honorable mention for ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award

Yin researched cyber-physical systems and discrete-event systems. |Short Read
Professor works on small aircraft

The X-HALE: A high altitude long endurance aircraft

The X-HALE’s flexibility and wing length could change the future of commercial flight.|Short Read
Shivani Shah sits in Baja vehicle

Off-roading in sand and snow with Shivani Shah

Student prototypes new transmission for four-wheel fun.|Medium Read

3D-printing gets a turbo boost from U-M technology

Algorithm allows 3-D printers to “read ahead” of their programming to boost speeds.|Medium Read
Mr. Gilbert

Elmer Gilbert: A Life in Control

Elmer Gilbert reflects on his illustrious career in Control|Short Read
Necmiye Ozay. Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering.

Necmiye Ozay receives Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems paper prize

The authors demonstrated that it is possible to synthesize provably-correct robust feedback controllers that can handle various types of imperfections in the models or measurements.|Short Read
Dog climbs over fallen tree

Building more stable four-legged robots

A biologist turned roboticist takes a closer look at dog gaits to help design better movements for four-legged robots.|Short Read